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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

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A report critical of practices at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham has been released.

A new report says homelessness has decreased in New Hampshire.

A Hazmat unit was called to Nashua North High School after a chemical used to make pottery was spilled.

A Nashua woman suffered life-threatening injuries after an accident in Massachusetts.

A Derry firefighter who had been accused of assault has been reinstated.

A new law aims to crack down on those who financially prey on the elderly.

Handicapped drivers in New Hampshire are facing challenges from people blocking the area around handicapped parking spaces.

Senator Shaheen's husband now has a key role among NH Democrats. NH1's Kevin Landrigan has more.

We took a look at how plow technology is keeping New Hampshire roads clear during storms.

More honors for a UNH Senior whose play has the Wildcats football team 2 wins away from a national championship.

A former UNH goalie, kicked off the team earlier this year, is speaking out.

A Dover dentist is offering free service to military members on Wednesday.

A third-grader has won a national award for her jump-roping--and fundraising--prowess.

The NH1 Children's Auction helped raise nearly half a million dollars for local charities.

Here's some events we're following from the NH1 Media Center:

At 11:30, Republicans who do not support House Speaker Shawn Jasper will gather a day before the first official House Republican caucus of the new session.

At noon, the annual "Blessing of the Boxes" ceremony will kick off the Capital Region Food Program's (CRFP) 41st annual Holiday Food Basket Project at the NH National Guard Armory on Pembroke Road in Concord.

At 2:30pm, Congressman-elect Frank Guinta will visit an Auburn Visiting Angels franchise, to discuss challenges that small business owners and specifically franchise owners, face. Visiting Angels is a locally owned and operated in-home eldercare franchise.

This evening in Nashua, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, Ward 4 Alderwoman Pamela Brown, and Public Works officials are inviting residents to a Neighborhood Informational Meeting concerning progress of the Broad Street Parkway. An update on the project will be presented and questions answered. It's at 6 pm at the Amherst Street Elementary School cafeteria.

Tonight in Manchester, the aldermen's Committee on Administration will discuss drafting an ordinance that would create a special category for "ride-sharing" services, like Uber, that would largely exempt companies from the licensing and inspection requirements imposed on taxi companies.

Tonight in Rochester,there's a public hearing as the City Council is considering a new ordinance to address pandhandling without infringing on free speech rights. The new ordinance would prohibit passing objects to or from vehicles on city roads to ensure the free flow of traffic. Violators of the new ordinance could face a fine of up to $500.

In Derry this evening, Town Councilors are proposing amendments to the building code that would address the appearance of buildings downtown. It's scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Prosecutors say they had "no choice" but to drop charges against a mother whose 3-year old daughter died last month and was accused of hitting her 8-year old son.

PSNH has submitted its new rate request for the next 6 months-and while it's an increase, it's lower than any of the other 3 public utilities' rate hike.

Republican party officials in New Hampshire have censured the new Speaker of the House.

An unrelated charge against the woman whose daughter died in Nashua last month has been dropped.

Manchester officials say the city's crime rate is dropping.

There's still crime in Manchester, though: police are looking for a man they say was involved in 3 robberies Monday night.


A new poll shows Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney leading the pack for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination.

Ever wonder where your county taxes are going?

Hampton's fire chief has been terminated.


A former martial arts instructor has been convicted of sex abuse charges in Nashua.

A Brentwood man has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. He once claimed the state stole his baby.

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a former Nashua alderman.

A Keene man charged with assault in a fight over "chalking" has a February trial date.

A Manchester man will get 6 months in jail for selling cocaine in Nashua.

A Dover man will plead guilty to sex offender registration charges.

Auburn's road agent is filing a lawsuit against the town after allegations he was illegally dumping waste.

There's been a delay in the Crotched Mountain abuse trial.

An Auburn man's been indicted on charges he excavated private property without permission.


A Macnhester man's been accused of shooting a woman on Friday.

A South Hampton man is facing theft and mischief charges in connection with a standoff.

Pelham Police say a hunter fired a bullet into a home, then knocked on the door to apologize.

Epping police are looking for your help in identifying a burglary suspect.

An inmate has walked away from a halfway house in Manchester.

An Enfield home was destroyed by a 3-alarm fire.

Manchester women are facing shoplifting charges in Hooksett.


GT Advanced Tech is modifying its bankruptcy deal with Apple.

Other News

Speeds on the Spaulding Turnpike are about to go up between Dover and Rochester.

They're installing traffic counters at Exit 12 on the Everett Turnpike.

Gas prices are now averaging below $2.70 a gallon.

A big crowd in Mason to discuss a proposed pipeline.

Another Monadnock area town is acting to block that pipeline.

It's been a record year for babies at a Dover hospital.

The Festival of Lights begins tonight.

As part of its ongoing series on homelessness, the Concord Monitor is hosting a community forum Thursday.

National and World News

Over 130 schoolchildren are dead in Pakistan, victims of a group of Taliban suicide bombers.

The latest on the seige of a cafe in Sydney.

A manhunt is underway in Pennsylvania for a man accused of killing 6 family members.

The President says he'll sign the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

The accused Boston Marathon bomber will be in court this week.

Bill Cosby's wife is speaking out about her husband's sexual assault allegations.


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